Resources for Surviving Military Families
Support Services for Military Survivors of Servicemembers
Grieving the death of a loved one isn't an easy process, nor is it the same for each person. To help you through this difficult and painful time, Survivor Outreach Services (SOS) provides support services to military survivors. (Note: Information and resources specifically for military widows/widowers is located here.) If you or your family members are in need of assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out and seek help from any of the following:
Survivor Outreach Services (SOS)
MISSION: Build a unified program which embraces and reassures Survivors that they will be continually linked to the Army Family for as long as they desire.
PURPOSE: Our Fallen Soldiers have paid the ultimate sacrifice and the Army is committed to their Families. The SOS Program serves as the advocate for the Survivor. The SOS Program provides support, information, and services closest to where the Family resides
Support Coordinator: function as the long term support personnel for Survivors. Support Coordinators will coordinate support groups, briefings to the community and leadership, and provide life skills and supportive counseling. Support Coordinators work closely with Casualty Assistance Center Benefit Coordinator and the Casualty Assistance Officers to ensure the Survivor receives necessary services.
Financial Counselors provide financial advice, investment education, and estate planning to assist the surviving Family member to reach financial goals. Financial Counselors work closely with the Casualty Assistance Center Benefit Coordinator and legal assistance to ensure estate and financial issues are addressed. While Financial Counselors are not physically onsite, we can easily put Survivors in touch with them.
Additional Services Provided by SOS:
Peer Support Groups for Surviving Spouses and Teens
Play Groups for Surviving Children
Grief counseling referrals for adults and children
Casualty assistance for Randolph and Lackland AFB families
Who is Eligible?
Military Families of Ft. Sam Houston and all branches of JBSA and TXANG. (Your servicemember did not have to be stationed at JBSA or affiliated with the Army to be eligible for SOS services).